National leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, yesterday, arrived in Kaduna to meet with Governor Nasir Ahmed el-Rufa’i and commiserate with the State government and people of the State over the recent train attack by terrorists, locally known as bandits.
The former Lagos State governor,
who is a 2023 Presidential aspirant, was accompanied by former Borno State governor, Senator Kashim Shettima, and subsequently announced the donation of N50 million to victims of the attack.
The presidential hopeful was received by Governor el-Rufai and Senators Uba Sani and Suleiman Abdu-Kwari at Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, the Kaduna State seat of government.
Others on the Asiwaju’s entourage include the former speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and Senator Abu Ibrahim.
Tinubu described the train attack as a national disaster.
According to him, everybody should be concerned about the attacks going on in Kaduna State, which have claimed hundreds of lives and properties in recent times, adding that killings by bandits is no longer acceptable and must stop.
Tinubu urged Governor el-Rufa’i not to be deterred by the unfortunate incidents but to continue delivering good governance
He also appealed to well-to-do Nigerians to support the Kaduna state government in addressing the humanitarian crises created by bandits attacks.
In response, Governor el-Rufa’i thanked Tinubu for showing solidarity with the people of Kaduna State over the recent attack by cancelling his 70th birthday colloquium in honour of those killed.
He also thanked Tinubu for his commitment to the unity and development of Nigeria.
El-Rufa’i said he is aware of Tinubu’s presidential ambition, adding that Nigeria is presently at a cross-road, and must make difficult decisions to get the right leaders.